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Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which Building Survey should you select?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Towcester

    The RICS Homebuyer Report should be chosen when buying a property constructed from conventional materials such as tile and brick, in reasonable order and less than 100 years old.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Towcester

    The RICS Building Survey (previously called a Full Structural Survey in Towcester) is also conducted by a RICS chartered surveyor but is more comprehensive. Opt for this for non standard property such as granite wall houses.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Towcester

    This is a professional valuation . It is chosen by cash buyers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. for probate.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Towcester and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Towcester property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations on the property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Towcester property's condition in addition to advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Towcester Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I would be advised to be wary of if planning to buy a house in Towcester in a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are designated by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors must have relevant knowledge of local issues and any effect they have with the property. House prices will be higher than non conservation area equivalents due to the areas resisting change. However many conservation areas are falling into a state of neglect e.g. out of keeping extensions

Surveyors can be expected to advise you whether the building is/might be in a conservation area and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out during the conveyancing process. Unsympathetic adjustments

that do not have Local Authority approval should be noted, however these should be concern for your conveyancer. Andrew Gordon and Co are based in, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN12 6BX will be able to advise further. Tel: 01327 354456

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What advice would the building surveyor give in their report?

Property in and around Towcester with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer damage to the roof. From slates to roof battens, the whole roof must be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a roofing contractor in Towcester for the job itself.

English Heritage

I am purchasing a home near Bury Mount Motte Castle , will this affect the property's value?

Bury Mount Motte Castle is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can enhance the desirability of an area. Other sites of interest are Lordsfields Farm Moated Site., Motte Nw Of The Parish Church and The Mount Ringwork At Alderton.. The RICS surveyor will include all local factors when carrying out the home buyers survey in Towcester. Refer to the English Heritage site for more information on Bury Mount Motte Castle.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to opt for a Full Structural Survey, Building Survey or HomeBuyer Report for a property in Towcester and which is cheaper?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed by RICS as a Building Survey but is effectively the same comprehensive survey.

If the Towcester property is a flat or maisonette, or is over 100 years old, or has been structurally modified, or is of non standard construction (i.e. not brick and tile), then RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to make any alterations on the property, it would be better that you opt for a Building Survey. This option is less cheap but it does provide you with a thorough analysis of the Towcester property's condition in addition to advice on defects , general repairs and maintenance options .

For further advice get a Towcester Homebuyers Survey Quote on our site or call us 0800 038 6667 to speak to one of our advisers.

Conservation area

Will there be any issues I would be advised to be wary of if planning to buy a house in Towcester in a conservation area?

There are nearly 10, 000 official conservation areas in the UK which are designated by local authorities.

A Building Surveyors must have relevant knowledge of local issues and any effect they have with the property. House prices will be higher than non conservation area equivalents due to the areas resisting change. However many conservation areas are falling into a state of neglect e.g. out of keeping extensions

Surveyors can be expected to advise you whether the building is/might be in a conservation area and Section I of a Homebuyer Report will advise suitable questions are carried out during the conveyancing process. Unsympathetic adjustments



that do not have Local Authority approval should be noted, however these should be concern for your conveyancer. Andrew Gordon and Co are based in, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN12 6BX will be able to advise further. Tel: 01327 354456

Roof defects identified during a survey

Mould brings up bad memories for us, and we expect to budget something for roof maintenance. What advice would the building surveyor give in their report?

Property in and around Towcester with no other major issues can, to the disappointment of their would-be owners, still suffer damage to the roof. From slates to roof battens, the whole roof must be reviewed. Flat roofs can also be a nuisance, caused by factors like being literally flat, as opposed to on a small incline so that water can drain correctly.

Replacement of tiles and other roof repairs need not always be costly, but they should be budgeted for carefully. A building survey prior to exchange is highly recommended, so that you fully understand what expenses you will be facing. Once the surveyor has delivered their report, consider arranging a quote from a roofing contractor in Towcester for the job itself.

English Heritage

I am purchasing a home near Bury Mount Motte Castle , will this affect the property's value?

Bury Mount Motte Castle is a scheduled monument considered to be of national importance. Monuments of local importance can enhance the desirability of an area. Other sites of interest are Lordsfields Farm Moated Site., Motte Nw Of The Parish Church and The Mount Ringwork At Alderton.. The RICS surveyor will include all local factors when carrying out the home buyers survey in Towcester. Refer to the English Heritage site for more information on Bury Mount Motte Castle.

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